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Athalia Irwansjah


Athalia Irwansjah Administration Officer, International Engagement Australian Taxation Office

Countries of expertise Indonesia, South Korea

Work sector Government

Asian languages spoken Indonesian, Japanese, Korean

Location Canberra, Australia

Other Available to travel up to 50 kilometres
Available for Visiting schools to speak with staff/parents, Visiting schools to speak with students


Athalia grew up in a bilingual environment with English and Indonesian. She studied Japanese during her first few years of high school and picked up Korean along the way. She continued to pursue Korean studies throughout university. Athalia has completed a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Asian Studies (Korean) from the Australian National University. During this time, she took a year off to teach underprivileged students in rural South Korea via the Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program. In 2012, she went on a student exchange at Yonsei University, Seoul, thanks to scholarships from the Australia-Korea Foundation and Yonsei University. In 2014, Athalia received a scholarship from the Korea Institute at the Australian National University and commenced her Master of Arts (Asia Pacific Studies). Whilst studying, she has undertaken an internship at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and was a Content Coordinator for ANU's Asia Pacific Week conference in 2015. Athalia is currently based in Canberra and works at the Australian Taxation Office.

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